On behalf of the thirsty people of San Diego, Eater checked in with Mike Hess Brewing to see how construction is progressing and when we might be able to share a drink in their new North Park tasting room.
Mike Hess told us that the tasting room's opening is about a month out; the concrete bar, which holds two 12-handle draft towers, two nitrous faucets and a spot for casks, is being laid out this coming week. He reports that the newly-installed brewhouse has been in production mode for a week and is working smoothly so far; two beers from the North Park brewery's first batches, their Grazias Vienna cream ale and Brunus Robustus porter, should be out in distribution soon.
The tasting room will have 64 seats, and standing room for more. Hess also has future plans to put in a sidewalk patio on Grim Avenue. As for their original Miramar nanobrewery, Hess said he's considering moving its pilot brewing system to North Park and operating that location as a satellite tasting room.
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